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Rob Nizet: It was an important win

24 November 2020

Under-23s left-back Rob Nizet was excited to have scored both of Norwich City’s goals in their 2-0 win over Newcastle on Monday afternoon, but said the three points is the most important thing.

The Belgian youth international scored a long-range screamer for City’s opener just a minute before half time, going on to find his second with a tidy finish late into the second half.

Speaking in his post-match interview, Nizet said it was an important win for the teams confidence going into their next game against Burnley on Friday.

“I feel very good, I’m happy to help the team to get the victory. It was an important win, we have a game on Friday as well, so we need to recover right now and get ready for the next game.

“We had to win this for the confidence, a loss would’ve been bad for our own minds, so it’s a good win here and I’m happy to help the team, it’s not the most important part, but I’m very happy and focused on the next game.”

Discussing the thought process before scoring his first goal, Nizet says he had to back himself from range when he saw the chance.

“First, we tried passing it on the right of the wall, but we had to do it again, so I thought if they pass it to me, I’m just going to shoot. I know I’ve got a good shot, so I saw they weren’t coming to me and I just had a go!”

Finally, discussing the new additions to the squad with some of the Under-18s stepping into Wright’s team, Nizet believes it was a great chance for the younger players to experience the differences of the U23s.

“The confidence is good, we played well. The first half was a bit harder, but it was good. We had a young and different team, so it was good for the younger lads to see what under-23s football is like. We’re going to be confident for the next game against Burnley, so hopefully our next win.”

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